CHAIR FOR SURREY REGION
Jim chairs Academy Group 54 covering Kingston and Richmond, where he lives close to the Thames. He believes passionately in helping business leaders unlock their potential and achieve their business goals and personal contentment, bringing energy, focus and empathy in enabling others to find their own path to success.
Jim’s background in senior management and business development with the FT and Racal Group and 20 years as a successful business owner brings a profound understanding of what it takes to achieve success. He knows from personal experience the frustrations and uncertainty that accompany the search to achieve business goals and a work/life balance.
Jim coaches, trains and mentors business leaders, delivering successful outcomes for SMEs from one man bands to thousands of employees as well as major corporates like Microsoft and Mars. He’s seen first-hand most of the problems that arise in combining business with family life.
Jim speaks 6 languages and has worked in 50 countries, building and managing global teams and distribution networks. In 1997 he set up a technology company which he later sold. Since 2005 his current company, Axiall, has helped 150 SMEs grow and find new markets, customers and partners across the UK and worldwide.
We develop your whole team. Our 10 training courses for management-level staff are aimed at strengthening their capability, knowledge and competence at work.
These modules provide excellent value, high quality staff training delivered by a first-class training consultant with over 35 years of experience in leadership, management training and mentoring.
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Academy for Chief Executives Press Release 1 December 2016 The Academy for Chief Executives has taken a significant step to raise its profile by supporting a major national newspaper supplement about The Future CEO. The 16-page Raconteur produced supplement, run in The Times newspaper on 1 December, features the Academy in a prominent position on page two with a special membership offer for readers. In a time of dynamic change and uncertainty, the supplement focuses on how the role of the chief executive is changing, and examine some of the challenges that lie ahead. Academy CEO, Ian Price, said: As an organisation devoted to unlocking the potential of every business leader, the Academy is already helping CEOs adapt for the future. This prominent national supplement is a welcome opportunity to showcase the invaluable work of CEOs across the country and the challenges they face. Were proud to play our part. The supplement covers topics such as culture, leadership and the routes to becoming a CEO. It also examines some of the new thinking in boardrooms including how large, well-established corporations can work in collaboration with start-ups. The publication also delivers some valuable insights into newer concepts such as design thinking. Executive education is covered in the report, which asks whether enough has been done to exploit new learning channels to help executives make the most of their limited time. The Academy model world class speakers, peer to peer learning with other successful business leaders combined with one to one coaching, mentoring and guidance has helped hundreds of CEOs guide their organisations through times of change. But the Academy too is looking at new ways to support CEOs with some new digital developments planned for next year. Matthew Jones, publishing manager for The Times Raconteur series says in his introduction: The report presents an independent view of the unprecedented rate of change of the CEO role, highlighting how both individuals and companies can keep pace. With 70 per cent of CEOs admitting they are concerned about their lack of experience in mission-critical future issues, and 65 per cent citing strong concerns about the potential impact of digital Darwinism, this report comes at a truly timely and pertinent juncture. Ian Price added: The combination of digital disruption and the fast-changing economic and political environment means that CEOs have to learn to adapt. This report will play an important part in bringing these topics out in the open. Ends For further information, please contact Robyn Bourne: email@example.com 07771 690433 NOTES TO EDITORS The Academy for Chief Executives The Academy for Chief Executives believes in improving lives by unlocking the potential of every business leader. At our meetings we deliver world class speaker, peer to peer learning with other successful business leaders and one to one coaching, mentoring and guidance. More information is available at www.chiefexecutive.com. Follow us on twitter @AcademyCEO The Future CEO report can be found here: Report Landing Page bit.ly/futureCEO Uberflip (Report in original print format, with PDF download capability) bit.ly/raconteurCEO
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I can go to the group with a pretty thorny problem, usually one that I couldn’t tackle with anyone at work, and gain unbiased but caring opinion.
As a leader it needs to start with you, spending time and money on yourself is a good return for your business.
Being part of the group has changed the way I think and communicate resulting in increased productivity from my team.
It’s the most valuable day I ever spend out of the business a month.
In the increasingly fast-paced world of business leadership it is our duty to always be working on the gap between our conscious incompetence so that it becomes our unconscious competence – ACE bridges that gap and allows me to face our challenges with confidence.
Speaking for the Academy for Chief Executives (ACE) enables me to work with business leaders who are keen to learn and are able to act on suggestions that are made in the sessions. I have the privilege of both challenging and being challenged by some of the UK’s best business leaders.
I have been an ACE Chairman for 16 years now and can honestly say the quality of my life improved from the moment I became involved. I learnt more, got inspired more and work with a wonderful group of people who, with the support we provide, are succeeding more all the time and are great to be with.
Having been a member for five years, I wanted to bring ACE to South Yorkshire to give local leaders an opportunity to benefit from membership in the way I had. Being a Chairman is a real privilege that enables me to co-learn with my members, and continue to strive to be the best.